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Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
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Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call…

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 recap: The battle is nigh, the thirst is real     – CNET
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In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the war against the dead is upon us, so how are we going to spend this long, lonely night? Cue sexy music.

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Google's YouTube tackles hate speech in real time during congressional hearing on hate     – CNET
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The Google-owned video service had to shutdown the comment section on the stream.

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Here’s the real reason why Terracotta Army weapons are so well-preserved
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Enlarge / View of Pit 1 of the Terracotta Army showing the hundreds of warriors once armed with bronze weapons. (credit: Xia Juxian) Ever since archaeologists excavated the first figures of the famous Terracotta Army of Xi’an in the 1970s, they have marveled at the pristine condition of bronze weapons accompanying the figures. Scholars suggested […]

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AR in Harry Potter Game Is Next Best Thing to Real Magic
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Niantic last week offered a few members of the gaming press a chance to take in the magic of its upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite augmented reality game. The game, which is being developed as part of a joint effort with WB Games San Francisco under the Portkey Games label, promises to build on Niantic’s […]

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President Trump Wants US To Win 5G Through Real Competition
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hackingbear writes: In a tweet, President Trump said he wanted “5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” While he did not […]

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Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?
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Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a website hooked to a machine that generates a new face every few seconds. […]

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“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting
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Enlarge / Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany used folding rulers for measurement to test the effect. Study participants indicated the number they thought Mona Lisa‘s gaze was directed at. (credit: CITEC/ Bielefeld University) There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa—Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting—sometimes seem to […]

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CES 2019: Omron HeartGuide blood pressure watch is for real     – CNET
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Detecting a sneaky heart condition could get a little easier with this watch: Just lift your arm and push a button.

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